Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

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Blue Mosque

13/07Blue Mosque in the heart of old Istanbul

The Blue Mosque – officially the sultan Ahmet Mosque – is one of the great must-see attractions of the old city. In the heart of the original site of the city of Byzantium. The mosque, built on the site of the former, most important Byzantine palace, is known for its six minarets and the blue-and-white... Read more »

26/02Best blogs on Istanbul & Turkey

Leyla Yvonne Ergil has gathered a list of the best blogs on Istanbul and Turkey. My blog Enjoy Istanbul is mentioned too of course. Check them out! ULTIMATE LIST OF EXPAT BLOGS ON TURKEY By: Leyla Yvonne Ergil In: Daily Sabah There are a wide number of expat bloggers in Turkey sharing their experiences and... Read more »

03/02Top 5 Tips by British Consul-General

A conservatively-dressed couple sit quietly in a park, kissing.  A valet pilots Range Rovers outside a posh business restaurant.  A transvestite burlesque dancer belts out a song to a packed house of, mostly, women.  A pale new moon rises over a mosque between two skyscrapers.  A band of pigeon-fanciers clusters round a wooden cage of... Read more »

18/01 Salep, a popular hot drink in winter

10/01 Guidebook writer Pat Yale on my e-book

03/01 Walk through Kadıköy and Moda in Asia

02/01 Enjoy unorthodox biography of Beyoglu

12/12 Strolling through Istanbul with my book


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06/10Enjoy the new-look Karaköy

The old neighborhood of Karaköy, next to the Galata bridge on the northern shore of the Golden Horn, is undergoing a fast gentrification as well, like all the other hoods of historic Istanbul. I love to have breakfast in the Namli deli before I stroll again through the backstreets of this old district, that was... Read more »

29/08Wine House since 1914: Viktor Levi

When visiting Istanbul you definitely should check out the Asian side of the city as well. Kadıköy is my favourite district. It is a large, populous, and cosmopolitan part of Istanbul, on the northern shore of the Sea of Marmara, facing the historic city centre on the European side of the Bosporus. It is the... Read more »
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19/06Hip and humor in Mama Shelter hotel

Review and photos by Slawomira Kozieniec Coming to Istanbul means coming to a city of almost 15 million people; those who live here permanently and those who visit this historical metropolis as tourists. Who would imagine, you could find a place almost like your mother’s house in such a metropolis? Cozy, relaxed, informal, warm hearted... Read more »

05/06 How to drink Turkish coffee

13/03 Recommended hotels in Istanbul

23/02 Dishes from Ottoman palaces

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15/01 Street art in Istanbul on free app

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